Glossary of Terms

    TV TECHNOLOGY

    4K Ultra HD Pro: Professional-grade picture technology, the new 4K studio master processor is based on unrivalled Panasonic picture processing know-how. It has been engineered to deliver the best possible picture quality. True too the director’s intentions. Together with the wide colour phosphor technology, it ensures Viera TV’s reproduce accurate colours, fine blacks and brilliant brightness.

    ULTRA HD: The ultra HD logo is the official industry logo developed by Digital Europe. TV’s featuring this official logo must meet UHD requirements, like all 4K UHD VIERA TV’s. They are proven to provide true Ultra HD picture quality and connectivity in line with the high standards

    VIERA: The name for the Panasonic range of high-quality TV’s. Viera is known around the world for amazing picture quality and easy-to-use features that make your home entertainment experience better than ever

    4K Ultra HD Upscaling: This digital video format boosts conventional Full HD media to the next generation of TV resolution, which is four times higher than full HD – Delivering breathtaking image sound quality

    Full HD: Full High Definition (HD) offers an amazing resolution of 1920 x 1080 – in contrast, PAL offers 720 x 576 and 720 x 480. This means you can enjoy Full HD programmes and films with sharp, dynamic images and brilliant colour

    LED: Is a Viera panel featuring LED backlight technology and a slim chassis with narrow bezel. The panel provides excellent motion picture quality while consuming less energy, complemented by a design that deliveries style to any interior.

    IPS: IPS (In-plane switching) is a screen technology used for liquid crystal displays (LCDs). In-plane switching involves arranging and switching the orientation of the molecules of the liquid crystal layer between the glass substrates. The advantage of an IPS panel is that you will have a viewing angle of up to 178 degrees.
    IPS panels display consistent, accurate colour from all viewing angles. IPS panels offer clear images and stable response times.

    TV PICTURE QUALITY

    4K Pure Direct: During 4K signal transmission to the TV via HDMI, colour in-formation is slightly compromised resulting in less-than-ideal colour shading gradation. With 4K pure direct all colour information and full resolution is transmitted to the TV, so that the picture retains its crisp, rich colours as intended in 4K ultra HD.

    THX 4K Display: with VIERA panels featuring THX 4K display, you can be sure of experiencing the original image quality of a movie just as the film makers intended, in spectacular 4K. These Viera have cleared the high standards for 4K set by the THX certified display programme

    3D: Three-dimensional space -any technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual information or creating the illusion of depth in an image. If you want to enjoy hassle free 3D films at home, then Panasonic has the ideal solution for you. Optimal for a high grade VIERA LED TV featuring 3D rendering, and you’ll get brilliant 3D entertainment with HD image quality.

    Local Dimming: to ensure robust blacks and delicate gradation with any film genre, a range of VIERA TV’s feature local dimming. Rich radiation is achieved by matching the back light control and optimising the brightness level to each area. This enables deeper black expression and displays even tiny details in dark scenes with crisp clarity.

    Dynamic Range Remaster: During film recording, brightness and colour data are compressed. So, you can enjoy the full impact of Hollywood blockbusters or your favourite TV shows, this data is restored during playback, thanks to dynamic range remaster. Colour data is likewise maintained and the contrast is boosted to provide brilliant, vivid images.

    Ultimate Contrast: The cutting edge VIERA 900 TV series features ultimate contrast, delivering ultra-bright images and impressive black levels. To achieve this, it combines innovative direct LED backlight technology with local dimming and intelligent rendering drivers.

    Supreme Contrast: Several high-end VIERA TV’s feature supreme contrast which delivers spectacular levels of deep black with bright, crisp images. It does this by combining cutting-edge Panasonic panel technology with innovative LED backlight featuring local dimming.

    Brilliant Contrast: To give you great contrast with bright images, deep black levels and low power consumption, many VIREA TV’s feature brilliant contrast. It combines innovate panel and LED backlight technologies for an immersive home cinema viewing experience.

    High Contrast: VIERA TV’s with high contrast deliver a genuine home cinema atmosphere. Deep black and bright white’s make for more dynamic images, with great colour and crisp picture quality.

    Super Bright Panel: Even when the sunlight is fully shining through your living room window, you will enjoy a clear picture on your VIERA TV screen, featuring super bright technology. This high – transmittance panel combines with a high-efficiency LED backlight to produce sharp, crisp images. VIERA TVs with Bright Panel plus also insure clear viewing in sunlight rooms.

    4K Studio Master Processor: To boost your viewing experience, selected 4K ultra HD VIERA TVs also feature advanced studio master 4k processor. It delivers a stunningly accurate picture, just as the director intended – with ultra-fine colour rendering and smooth gradations also for up scaled films.

    4K Studio Master Drive: To seamlessly compliment your 4K viewing experience, several 4K Ultra HD VIERA TVs also feature 4K studio master drive. It enhances picture processing and delivers accurate colour expressing for an outstanding viewing experience.

    Studio Master Colour: Experience more vivid viewing, thanks to amazing colour gradations and brightness. It is now possible with studio master colour. The high-colour-space LED panel construction reproduces colours faithfully to the original, for vividly colourful images from a wide colour gamut.

    Up to 3,000Hz BLS 4K IFC: Enjoy extremely smooth fast motion images thanks to the high-speed panel and the intelligence frame creation (IFC) paired with the advanced back light scanning (BLS) technology.

    Up to 1,600Hz BLS 4K IFC: This motion engine combines a powerful panel and intelligent Frame Creation (IFC) interpolation processing with black light scanning (BLS) to deliver cleaner, smoother and sharper 4K Ultra HD pictures from any source.

    Up to 200Hz BMR 4K: 4K UHD VIERA TVs featuring 200Hz Back Light Motion Rate (BMR) technology ensures that your favourite films, games and TV programmes boost great motion sharpness for clear moving images.

    Up to 400Hz BMR IFC: With a VIERA TV featuring up to 400Hz (BMR) intelligent frame creation (IFC), you are assured of smooth, jitter-free reproduction of fast motion images. This drives technology combines advanced backlight technology with enhanced, high-speed drive performance to provide outstanding sports or action movies.

    Up to 400Hz RMR: For any room and any space, there is a high-quality VIERA TV to match. The models with up to 400Hz Real Light Motion Rate (RMR) delivers smooth motion quality for a great viewing experience with every tv show or film.

    TV EASY OPERATION

    4K Swipe & Share: This free, updated iOS/Android Panasonic TV Remote 2 App lets you share photos stored on a compatible mobile device in Full 4K resolution by ‘swiping’ them towards the TV.

    Swipe and Share: Unleash the full potential of your Smartphone with the Panasonic TV Remote 2 app and Swipe and Share functions. Share and stream personal content like pictures, movies and music to your VIERA TV simply from your Android or Apple-based Smartphone.

    My Stream: A wide variety of media – TV shows, video on demand and Internet content – is automatically recommended to you by this intuitive interface. You can also perform keyword searches for faster access.

    Info Frame: When you turn on your TV, info frame appears – combining local weather reports, recommended TV shows, your favourite website links and more on one single, convenient screen.

    In-house TV Streaming Server & Client: You now have the freedom to position your VIERA TV anywhere in your home. Simply wirelessly stream broadcasts from a main TV, which acts as a server, to any other TVs, tablets or Smartphone’s in any room

    Quad-core Pro: This ultra-powerful processor lets you enjoy smart VIERA features at high speed with smooth interaction. Quad-core pro is extra efficient, as the picture is processed separately from the features. So, you can easily switch between multiply apps and web pages seamlessly without any lag time.

    Quad-core: This high-speed Quad-core central processing unit (CPU) leverages a total of four processing cores to deliver a great VIERA experience. You’ll not only notice smooth images – You’ll also become immersed in the on-screen action.

    Dual-Core x4: The Dual-Core x4 central processing unit (CPU) ensures the VIERA TV panel reproduces great picture quality and is equipped to handle features, with seamless functionality. It consists of two cores with four processing units each, ensuring high speed, accuracy and precision.

    My Home Screen: With the Panasonic my Home Screen feature, you can customise the start-up screen of your VIERA TV to suit your personal style and needs. Quickly access your favourite apps and functionalities – my Home Screen gives you an easy overview at a glance.

    Panasonic TV Remote 2 App: With this app, it is easy and fun to share – simply swap multimedia or websites from your Smartphone’s display to the TV screen gives you an easy overview at a glance.

    Touch Pad Remote: Several new VIERA TVs come with a smart Touch Pad Remote. Intuitively shaped with a spacious Touch Pad, it lets you pin your favourite apps and channels to your my Home Screen 2.0 with a touch of your ‘my’ button.

    Voice Assistance Pro: With voice Assistant Pro, voice operation is virtually just like talking. It enables you to easily speak out keyword searches and even control the TV, too – without the need to speak into the remote control.

    Voice Guidance: VIERA TVs with Voice Guidance will verbally inform you of programme information, recording and other settings, and more with clear pronunciation and tone. It provides easy-to-understand operating procedures for people with impaired vision or elderly people.

    Content Optimizer Pro: So you have beautiful pictures from virtually any source, VIERA TVs employ content Optimizer. This high-performance engine leverages any number of enhancement features – refining a variety of images, broadcasts and websites, as well as virtually all kinds of sources to provide excellent picture quality.

    TV Anywhere: Enjoy your favourite multimedia content wherever you are. The VIERA TV streams live broadcasts or recorded content stored on a USB HDD to your mobile device.

    TV SMART NETWORKING

    Web Browser: The web browser lets you easily browse the internet on the TV and enjoy user-friendly features. On VIERA 4K TVs, you can also enjoy online content in Ultra-HD 4K resolution, perfect for viewing maps on screen. High-end VIERA TVs now use the popular Firefox Interface.

    Twin HD Tuner: With the Twin HD Tuner – either for satellite, cable or antenna hook-up – you can watch a TV show and zap at the same time: watch one show while recording another, or swipe the show to your tablet and watch something else on the TV.

    Media Player: The renowned Media Player in now available with VIERA 4K Ultra HD TVs. It lets you easily enjoy your personal multimedia entertainment stored on any USB memory device

    Bluetooth: Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. This means you can connect any Panasonic Bluetooth-enabled product with other Bluetooth-enabled devices without the cable clutter – and in high quality.

    Easy Mirroring: Transfer photo’s, videos and more from your Smartphone, Tablet or computer display straight to the large VIERA TV screen. Built-in Wi-Fi capability lets you easily and quickly connect your Android-based mobile devices to the TV

    4K 50/60p Input: Based on HDMI 2.0, this input terminal accepts super-high-resolution 4K signals in outstanding high quality, with a higher frame rate capability.

    Internet Apps: Cloud-based, the new Internet Apps functionality gives you instant and easy access to the internet, as well as a wide range of apps, Video on Demand services, games and more.

    Essential Apps: Get started with TV apps. Easily access dedicated apps, online entertainment and more directly on your big-screen VIERA TV, from the comfort of your living room sofa.

    Wireless LAN: Many VIERA TVs can be wirelessly connected to your home network. So you can take advantage of Internet Apps and DLNA networking throughout your home.

    USB HDD Recording: Thanks to this function, available with many new cutting-edge VIERA TVs, you can hook up an external USB hard disk to record TV shows or films in excellent quality. It also supports Timer Recording, Direct TV Recording and Pause Live TV

    DLNA: Access videos, pictures and music stored in other rooms and enjoy content throughout the home by connecting compatible devices via DLNA. The Panasonic TV Remote 2 App lets you transfer content from your iPhone/Android tablet or Smartphone to your TV, or access your DLNA server from mobile devices.

    AUDIO & VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

    4K JPEG Playback: 4K JPEG Playback is essential for enjoying personal images on a large 4K screen in Ultra-High 4K quality.

    Blu-Ray 3D: Enjoy your favourite blockbusters in stunning 3D at home. Full HD 3D Blu-Ray Disc Playback brilliantly reproduces images that leap off the screen, with enhanced depth, lustre and texture.

    4K Ultra HD Upscaling: This digital video format boosts conventional Full HD media to the next generation of TV resolution, which is four times higher than Full HD – delivering breathtaking image and sound quality.

    Qaulcomm ALLPlay: A smart media platform that enable seamless streaming of high-quality local and cloud-based content – via high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity – across multiple product brands and platforms.

    AUDIO & VIDEO SMART NETWORKING

    Wi-Fi Built In: Many Panasonic video products can be wirelessly connected to your home network. So, you can take advantage of Internet Apps and DLNA networking throughout your home

    Web Browser: As the name implies, the Web Browser lets you easily browse the internet on the TV and enjoy user-friendly features, and with Web Browser 4K, you can enjoy online content in high 4K resolution, perfect for viewing maps on screen.

    Panasonic Music Streaming App: Available for all models that feature Bluetooth, Airplay or DLNA , this app controls wireless music streaming from any device, be it Smartphone, tablet or PC, and recognises compatible wirelss speakers.

    AirPlay: Developed by Apple especially for Apple devices, AirPlay technology lets you stream your favourite music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch directly to AirPlay-enabled devices on the same Wi-Fi network.

    Miracast: This functionality uses Wi-Fi Direct technology to transfer content form a Wi-Fi device for playing back on a TV – even without a Wi-Fi access point.

    NFC (Near Field Communication): Enables easy pairing of the NFC-capable speaker and Smartphone via Bluetooth – at a single touch of the smart device – making troublesome settings a thing of the past.

    Twin HMDI: With Twin HDMI, one signal output is exclusively dedicated to audio, so that your home cinema media sounds incredible.

    Wi-Fi Certified: Panasonic products that are Wi-Fi certified have been specially certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance for their ability to wirelessly connect to your home network..

    Internet Apps: Cloud-based, the new Internet Apps functionality gives you instant and easy access to the internet as well as a wide range of apps, Video on Demand services, games and more.

    Bluetooth: Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. This means you can connect any Panasonic Bluetooth-enabled devices without the cable clutter – and in high quality.

    DLNA: Digital Living Network Alliance – Access videos, pictures and music stored in other rooms and enjoy content throughout the home by connecting compatible devices via DLNA. The Panasonic TV Remote 2 App lets you transfer content from your iPhone/Android tablet or Smartphone to your TV, or access your DLNA server from mobile devices.

    AUDIO & SOUND HIGH QUALITY SOUND

    FLAC: FLAC stands for Free Loseless Audio Codec and is a High Definition audio compression technology without any loss in quality. Panasonic products with FLAC compatibility enable you to listen to compressed music files without compromising on high audio quality.

    LincsD-Amp: Based on MASH noise-shaping technology, LincsD-Amp markedly reduces jitter sound distortion that can affect audio clarity – producing pure, brilliant sound.

    THX Certified: The THX Certified Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc Player reproduces pictures and sounds with the same detail and clarity as found in the filmmakers studio.

    XBS Master: Short for Extra Bass System, XBS Master is a unique Panasonic, high-quality sound technology for even more powerful bass sound without distortion.

    aptX: Developed for video content and gaming, aptX Low Latency provides seamless audio-video synchronisation when transmitted via Bluetooth A2DP, offering a latency time of 32 milliseconds.

    Clear-mode Dialog: Gives sound greater depth and makes voices sound like they’re coming from the centre of the screen. The dialogue volume is adjusted to four levels, which is great for hearing clear dialogue over the surround sound.

    High Res Sound: A clear listening experience is yours with High Res Sound, available for Panasonic audio products which support a playback frequency range of at least 48kHz.